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The Chesapeake Orchestra Continues Free Waterfront Concerts in August
Ridge, MD - 7/31/2012
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The River Concert Series at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is over for the season but its resident orchestra continues Friday night outdoor waterfront concerts in St. Mary’s County through August. The Chesapeake Orchestra presents free 7 pm classical and jazz concerts at Woodlawn Farm in Ridge with three performances on Friday nights: August 3rd , 10th and 17th. For further information; 301-904-2272, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.chesapeakeorchestra.org.
On Friday August 3rd the Chesapeake Orchestra Strings present A Little Night Music led by Maestro Jeff Silberschlag including the music of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, “Duke” Ellington and Gershwin. It’s a night of string serenades.
The following Friday night, August 10th The Chesapeake Orchestra presents Sarah Jones and Quiet Nights and Quiet Stars, a romantic evening with the 2004 Billie Holiday Vocal Award Winner and her jazz trio.
The finale of the Chesapeake Orchestra Woodlawn Summer Series presents acclaimed tenor sax musician Don Stapleson and his jazz quartet Clazzical Jam. The concert is Friday August 17th and the drummer is the Maestro’s brother Craig Silberschlag.
Woodlawn Farm is located on the water in Ridge (16040 Woodlawn Dr.).Take Rt. 5 North, right at Wynne Rd, the farm is on the left. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Food can be purchased on site. Alcoholic beverages must be purchased and consumed at Woodlawn, including Slack wines, beers of all types and cocktails made to order.Water, lemonade and sodas are also available.
Woodlawn Farm, a late 18th Century manor, houses a Bed and Breakfast as well as the Slack Winery, The approach through the fields and woodland of this 180-acre estate offers views of the manor house and Potomac River virtually unchanged since the days of the original owners. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Woodlawn its 1990 Grand Prize Winner of the “Great American Home Awards”.
Jeffrey Silberschlag has distinguished himself in the world of music, performing as a conductor and trumpet soloist throughout Europe, the United States, Russia, China, Japan, and Israel.His performances have been described as "compelling" by Germany's Kölnishce Rundschau; "extraordinary" by Italy's L'Arena; and "outstanding" by Fanfare magazine.
Mr. Silberschlag is music director and conductor of the Chesapeake Orchestra and River Concert Series and co-director of the Alba spring festival held in Northern Italy. On November 15, 2011 at a performance in Prague, Mr. Silberschlag received the Prize for Artistic and Cultural Activities from European Union of the Arts for his lifetime achievement in classical music as a conductor and trumpeter. He serves as artistic director and head of music performance at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Jazz vocalist Sara Jones has been delighting audiences nationwide since she began singing professionally in 2001. Praised by critics for her trademark 'lush vocals,'and was he first place winner of the 2004 Billie Holiday Vocal Competition,. Currently, she is a featured artist on the newly released album by The Young Brothers entitled Tales of Time, which is creating serious buzz among jazz critics.
Don Stapleson is a well known jazz musician locally and in the Washington metropolitan area. An accomplished saxophonist and respected flutist, he performs with his own group. He has performed with Ray Charles, Dexter Gordon, Nancy Wilson, and recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Martha Reeves; he has also appeared on MTV with Danny Gatton.
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